Escuela Americana created the Extension Program (EAX) in 1979 with the purpose of offering services teaching English to the community. Through the EAX program, the school’s services became accessible to the entire community, granting them the opportunity to learn English. Escuela Americana’s reputation played an important part in motivating the community to study in the program.
What began as language classes has expanded to the current EAX, a division of Escuela Americana, which encompasses the following areas: Languages, Continuing Education and PrintEA.
Each of the areas has a team of experts that work in the creation of new services and the implementation of a wide range of courses offered in San Salvador and other metropolitan areas.
Our educational program is built on high quality standards and the commitment to help each individual develop his or her potential. Escuela Americana offers a program embracing the cultures of El Salvador and the United States.
To provide an excellent course of study in the programs we offer.
To maintain high quality standards and integrity in everything we do.
To provide students with a program of study and preparation sufficient to be competent in our different courses, in the different labor markets.
To provide living models of the virtues and values of this learning community.
To constantly innovate in education and technology.
The EAX Language Program offers in-house English and Spanish courses to individuals and businesses. The English program was founded in 1979 as a service provided by The American School to the Salvadoran community and has grown from 200 students to 2,580 students in 2012 and 95 teachers per semester.
Classes are structured in a cyclical basis and serve students divided by age into any of this three groups: Children (7 to 11), Teenagers (12 to 16), and Adults (17 and older).
Each group studies English as a Foreign Language (EFL) with materials that are appropriate to their age, from Beginner proficiency level to Conversational English and TOEFL preparation.
In 2002, EAX started the Outreach Program, an off-campus program now called the Educación Continua (EC) program. We have transformed our methodology to business settings and we offer classes to office personnel and executives at their workplace. Special courses such as “Spanish”, “English at work” and others, have also been implemented off our grounds.
The Continuing Education program uses CASAS, an assessment instrument (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) to certify the English level of our students.
EAX also teaches English through technology courses such as ESP (English for Specific Purposes) for Call Centers, and the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certification to adults interested in teaching.
EAX also offers a TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) preparation course, and administers the exam itself.
The CE program also offers courses in technology such as iWork, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro.
PrintEA creates and produces high quality materials, such as yearbooks, reproductions, advertisement products, personalized educational materials and resources, and other printed materials for EA and outside clients. A variety of items, ranging from small invitation cards to photo albums and large banners can be created by PrintEA.
EAX’s gives back to the Salvadoran community through a partnership with Fundación San Andrés (FSA), helping with its EIJ program, “Educación Integral Juvenil”. EIJ’s main objective is to provide education for 120 students, ages 14-18, from the Valle de San Andrés in the following areas: Technology, English Language and Professional Orientation, which will enable them to improve their quality of life and have access to better job opportunities.
Please visit EAX’s website for more information on each program: www.eaextension.edu.sv